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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subordination  \Sub*or`di*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  subordination.] 
  1.  The  act  of  subordinating,  placing  in  a  lower  order  or 
  2.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  subordinate  or  inferior  to 
  an  other  inferiority  of  rank  or  dignity;  subjection. 
  Natural  creature  having  a  local  subordination. 
  3.  Place  of  inferior  rank. 
  Persons  who  in  their  several  subordinations  would  be 
  obliged  to  follow  the  example  of  their  superiors. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  subordinate  to  something 
  2:  the  semantic  relation  of  being  subordinate  or  belonging  to  a 
  lower  rank  or  class  [syn:  {hyponymy}] 
  3:  the  grammatical  relation  of  a  modifying  word  or  phrase  to 
  its  head 
  4:  the  quality  of  obedient  submissiveness  [ant:  {insubordination}] 
  5:  the  act  of  mastering  or  subordinating  someone  [syn:  {mastery}] 

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